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Embrace Life With a Stronger Heart

You aren’t alone: About 5.7 million Americans live with heart failure. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons people age 65 and older go to the hospital.

While there is no cure, the good news is that, in some cases, you can reverse heart failure damage. But it’s still a serious condition.

With the right medical treatment, medications and lifestyle changes, you can live a full life after being diagnosed with heart failure. And it’s our goal to help you do just that.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Known for Sharing Our Strength

You want to do more than just cope. You want to embrace life wholeheartedly. That’s why we’re determined to help you lead your best life after a heart failure diagnosis and feel whole in body, mind and spirit.

Our board-certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons perform the latest life-saving diagnostic and treatment procedures to help you heal with the best possible outcome.

Heart Success Center

Learning to live with heart failure has its challenges. With a shared goal to keep you healthy and out of the hospital, our Heart Success Center provides safe transition and recovery support with effective, whole-person care.

One of the Top Transplant Hospitals in Florida

You can count on our experience: Our Orlando institute has performed more heart transplants than any other transplant center in the Southeast.

Pioneers in Cardiac Research

Always working to improve your whole heart means being at the forefront of cardiovascular research. That’s why our doctors participate in clinical trials each year.

Treatments for Heart Failure

The best heart failure treatments usually involve a combination of medication, healthy lifestyle changes and other adjustments that can improve your everyday life.

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Devices and Surgical Procedures for Serious Heart Issues

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  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)

    CRT involves a special pacemaker that helps control your heart’s contractions. It might be recommended if your heart’s electrical signals are off, which changes how it normally beats.

  • Heart Transplant Surgery

    For severe, progressive heart failure, a heart transplant might be the best option. This procedure replaces your heart with a healthier heart from a donor.

  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)

    If you have serious arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), a defibrillator can help. It’s a device that is surgically placed to keep your heart on pace when a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm is detected.

  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

    If you’re waiting on a transplant, your doctor may recommend an LVAD. It’s a surgically implantable, portable device that can temporarily help weakened ventricles by keeping your heart pumping.

Expert Care for Heart Failure

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Ongoing Care for Heart Failure

Once you’re diagnosed with heart failure, be proactive about monitoring your symptoms. If you feel any changes in your health, see your doctor.

Contact your doctor right away if you experience:

  • Changes in physical abilities
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion, dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Coughing up mucus
  • Decreased appetite
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever or flu
  • Gaining more than three pounds within days
  • Swelling in your feet, ankles or other parts of your body
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Hearts and Minds United for You

Improving your cardiac health can help you live a long, healthy life — one that’s fulfilling in body, mind and spirit. Every day, we put our hearts and minds to work for you, ensuring you receive whole-person care backed by dedication, expertise and compassion for your condition.